Let us get 1 matter straight proper off the bat: This just isn’t a perfect KITT duplicate. The authentic KITT utilised in the Knight Rider Television set collection was based mostly on a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The 1 you see earlier mentioned, which is presently for sale at auction web site Convey A Trailer, is a 1987 design, and considering the fact that it is really a GTA edition, it has some excess physique cladding that the smooth-sided television auto lacked. That aside, most relaxed observers would likely in no way see the big difference, and even those people who did (like us) are continue to probable to be impressed by the car’s transformation.
This KITT duplicate is driven by a 5.-liter V8 engine mated to a four-pace automatic transmission. It should to be quite quick, however pretty a little bit shy of the fictional car’s really fictional three hundred-mph top pace. We’re not precisely Knight Rider professionals, but some quick Google sleuthing indicates that the Knight Industries Two Thousand supposedly cost a lot more than $11,000,000 to establish in Hollywoodland. This 1 will undoubtedly command a drastically reduce sum — as of this writing, it is really been bid up to $eighteen,000 with four days remaining on the auction.
For those people definitely fanatical about accuracy, this is a online video of 1 of the originals going to Jay Leno’s Garage for reference. There are several videos of the auto that depth its modifications inside and out, but suffice it to say it appears to be a nicely-sorted duplicate. Here is hoping its new proprietor keeps it nicely apparent of other KARRs.